Per’s client was accused of striking his girlfriend with a laundry detergent bottle and was charged with Assault in the Second Degree, a Measure 11 offense which, upon conviction, would have resulted in a mandatory sentence of 70 months. (Washington County Circuit Case Number C150616CR). The client testified and denied the allegation, which was a brave move as he had prior drug related convictions that the prosecutor used to try to impeach his testimony. The jury believed the client and returned a not guilty verdict on all assault-related counts. (He was convicted of drug possession and theft in an unrelated incident). Key to the case were witnesses who testified about the client’s non-violent character, as well as the location of detergent on the floor, which we contended was inconsistent with the complainant’s account.
Washington County jury acquits Per’s client of Measure 11 assault charge
Apr 13, 2016